Paul Hollis

Editor
Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Articles by Paul Hollis
Rotation No. 2 key to Peanut Profitability
If you’ve been farming for any length of time, it’s a familiar refrain by now — the keys to success in any cropping system are rotation, rotation, rotation.
Proactive farm management is No. 3 in list of Keys to Peanut Profitability
While most of the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” thus far have consisted of very specific production practices, our No. 3 listing is different in that it describes a concept, one that is proving to be increasingly critical in farming today.
Disease control No. 4 Key to Peanut Profitability
As the countdown continues to the No. 1 Key to Peanut Profitability, disease control comes in at No. 4, including the control of soil-borne and foliar diseases and nematodes.
Cost management, efficient water use two more keys to peanut profits
Coming in at No. 6 and No. 5, respectively, in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are cost management and efficient water use.
Top 10 keys to profitable peanuts
Coming in at No. 10 and 9 in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are two production practices that are closely related — twin rows and planting date.
Top 10 keys to peanut profitability will be shared
As the Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards program prepares to evaluate nominations for its 13th class of winners, organizers of the program have been sifting through mounds of data from previous honorees to arrive at a “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability.”
Life without Temik: What’s next for peanut growers?
For many years now, aldicarb or Temik has been the backbone of root-knot nematode management in Georgia for both peanuts and cotton, but it’s time to consider a new strategy.
High corn yields in hot, dry fields
Data shows that corn producers with irrigation make higher yields during a La Niña phase.
How to take corn yields higher
What does it take to get to the next level of corn production?
Contracting looks like good move with 2012 peanut crop
Planting peanuts without a contract could be a risky proposition this year, considering the great likelihood of increased acreage.
Peanut variety selection - consider basics
Peanut producers now have several good varieties from which to choose, but they still shouldn’t neglect the basics of crop variety selection.
States push immigration reform 2
In Alabama and Georgia, agricultural interests are looking for help with farm labor issues after those two states passed tough immigration laws in 2011.
Corn seed: more expensive, complicated process
Buying a bag of corn seed once was a relatively simple chore, but my how times have changed.
Peanuts: plant more in April
The advent of new, improved peanut cultivars is prompting Extension specialists to encourage growers to plant more of their crop in April, something that was unheard of just a few years ago.
Peanut Profitability program seeking award nominees
One of the biggest mixed bags in recent years — that’s how some are describing the 2011 peanut production year.
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